Most everyone is familiar with the armoire, or what’s known now as a modern day wardrobe closet. While antique wardrobe closets tend to have a bit more differentiation in the styles -i.e. French, Indian, Chinese, European styles, etc, coming from the time frame period in which they were created – today, most follow a standardized 3 door design. These modern wooden wardrobe closets create the “classic appeal” in their physique. This is the type of armoire that people picture in their heads when they imagine a wardrobe closet.
The irony is that is there anything other than a wooden wardrobe closet? It all depends on what you consider part of the wardrobe closet family. Let’s take a look at some different items included in this category.
Wooden Wardrobe Closets
Wooden Wardrobe Closets. As mentioned, this is the type of armoire that we all know and recognize. Wooden wardrobe closets and similar pine wardrobe units are often very large, bulky, and weigh so much one person cannot easily move them. Modern designs typically warrant the inclusion of a 3 door front set with a set of drawers to the top and bottom of this design. The legs rest on the floor and do not contain any wheels.
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Antique Wardrobe Closets. The variation in style here for antique armoires is much bigger than modern designs. Antique wardrobe closets were primarily built by hand. Many even on down to a craftsman who did nothing but create armoire style furniture. In this regard, we use the term armoire in the classic sense to describe any wood based furniture with drawers or cabinets.
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Portable Wardrobe Closet. A portable wardrobe closet is usually meant to describe an altogether different piece of furniture, although it is similar in function. A portable wardrobe closet is usually a small, non-wood based portable closet, designed for containing or holding clothes “on the go.” A portable wardrobe closet may have wheels for easy moving or be equipped with handles for the owner to easily grab and move about.
Between the modern day wood wardrobe closet, the antique armoire, and the mobile portable wardrobe closet, consumers have many different choices for how to best organize and hold their wardrobes with various wardrobe closet furniture.
Now, the irony is that all antique furniture is obviously used, technically! So we’re not talking about these. What I’m referring to is buying a used wardrobe closet that’s also a modern wood wardrobe closet. This is by far the best way to purchase a very nice unit and yet save a serious amount of money.
The question then is where can you buy a modern but used wardrobe closet? The options are limited and may take some hunting on the part of the buyer. That being said, the first place I’d recommend looking is your local Craigslist. Craigslist is a wonderful site for buying and selling used (and new) goods, services, etc. and it’s possible to find awesome deals on furniture, including wardrobe closet furniture, at these sites. The best situation is someone who owns one and just wants to get rid of it because they don’t have the space, they need the money, or they’re moving out. These people are likely to sell it for a very lower price just for the hassle of having it removed from their home and getting it out of the way.
Next, and in a similar vein, is looking at local garage sales and yard sales. This is really an extension of the first suggestion in a broad sense – i.e. buying person to person – but not everyone is going to advertise their items on Craigslist. You can, however, find a list of local garage sales on Craigslist and sometimes people list all the items or types of items they have for sale.
Next up is something that can take more skill but the pay off is big. This is the idea of going to estate sales and bidding on furniture and other items. You’re actually more likely to find a good deal on an antique armoire here than a modern one. But, hey, that wouldn’t be so bad now would it?
As you can see, with some determination and searching skills, it’s possible to locate the used wardrobe closets out there for sale and get a good deal and an armoire all at the same time without sacrificing quality.